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    ***Hurricane Michael***

    If you need more information about sheltering, resources or recovery, visit the FCOA RESOURCES PAGE, https://www.floridadisaster.org/ or contact your county emergency management office https://www.floridadisaster.org/counties/

    Please contact FCOA at 850-222-8877 or moreinfo@fcoa.org if you want to donate supplies or make a financial donation to help older adults in the Hurricane Michael affected counties.

    October 17, 2018
    Gov. Scott Issues Updates on Hurricane Michael Response
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott is in constant communication with federal, state and local emergency management officials and state agency leaders to ensure that communities impacted by Hurricane Michael are receiving everything they need. Governor Scott has surveyed damage from Hurricane Michael in Bay, Gadsden, Washington, Liberty, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Wakulla, Franklin and Jackson counties.  Press Release

    October 15, 2018
    DCF Replaces Food Assistance Benefits for Customers Impacted by Hurricane Michael
    TALLAHASSEE – To assist families in recovery after Hurricane Michael, current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) households in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla, and Washington counties will receive replacement benefits at a 40 percent rate by close of business Wednesday, October 17, 2018. Press Release

    October 15, 2018
    DCF Waives Restrictions on Using Food Assistance Benefits to Purchase Prepared Foods for Customers Impacted by Hurricane Michael
    TALLAHASSEE – To assist families who evacuated or experienced storm damage related to Hurricane Michael, current Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) customers are permitted to purchase hot foods with their Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards at participating retailers through October 31.  Press Release

     

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